Emergency department crowding and time to care in patients with acute stroke
Volume 42, Issue 4
Emergency Medical Services--trends; Emergency Service, Hospital--trends; Health Services Accessibility--trends; Quality of Health Care--trends; Stroke--therapy; Emergent Care; Disparities
Background and Purpose—Emergency department (ED) crowding occurs when demands for ED care exceed the supply of available resources. Prior studies have shown that ED crowding is associated with a delay in provision of critical ED services, but the impact of ED crowding on acute stroke care has not been extensively studied.
Chatterjee, P., Cucchiara, B.L., Lazarciuc, N., Shofer, F.S., Pines, J.M. (2011). Emergency department crowding and time to care in patients with acute stroke. Stroke, 42(4), 1074-1080.